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Christian Eedes

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Shiraz reconsidered

The worldwide surface area planted to Shiraz vines has gone from less than 10 000 hectares in the early 1980s to more than 150...

Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Bush Vines 2004

When the Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2008 won the Guala Closures Chenin Blanc Challenge earlier this year, the result was...

Topical pic: blind tasting of 2010 CWG auction wines completed

An assessment of the  wines to be sold at this year's Cape Winemakers Guild auction was completed yesterday, the first time ever that local...

Warwick Chardonnay 1998

Yesterday a tasting of soon-to-be released wines from Stellenbosch winery Warwick.  The Chardonnay 2009 is looking particularly good, with a rich core of fruit...

Ashbourne 2001

After 30 years in the international wine trade, Johann Innerhofer now owns Capelands Estate together with partner Laura Mauri on Old Sir Lowry’s Pass...

Topical pic: 5 Star tasting for Platter’s 2011 completed

Judging of the wines nominated for 5 Stars to appear in Platter's 2011 was completed yesterday at the Devon Valley hotel in Stellenbosch. There...

Guigal Côtes-du-Rhône Red 2004

A rare night out for darling and me on Thursday. After attending RMB WineX at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, we headed with...

Topical pic: WineX Cape Town in terminal decline… or not

Much has been made of  RMB WineX Cape Town being reduced from three to two nights this year, but I attended on Thursday night...